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Make a difference in the lives of people living with kidney disease as a National Kidney Foundation of Illinois volunteer! There are many different ways you get get involved.

Prevent

1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease and many do not even know it. If we work to prevent the disease, we can reduce this number. 

KIDNEYMOBILE® SCREENINGS

The NKFI’s KidneyMobile has provided over 50,000 free screenings by traveling into high-risk communities to identify chronic kidney disease and its precursors. KidneyMobile  volunteers are needed to assist with registration, body mass index, blood glucose, hemoglobin A1C and urine testing, as well as patient consultations. Bilingual volunteers are especially in demand. 

IN-OFFICE ASSISTANCE

In-office volunteers are crucial in preparing for events and assisting with day-to-day tasks. These volunteers must be available on weekdays, any time between 9 am - 5 pm. Opportunities and tasks vary depending on the time of year. 

 

Educate

A kidney transplant can add years to someone’s life. By educating the public about kidney disease and organ transplantation, we can save lives. 

ADVOCACY

The Kidney Advocacy Council seeks to protect and improve the quality of life for dialysis, transplant and kidney disease patients throughout Illinois through legislative change.

HEALTH FAIRS

Distribute educational information related to kidney disease, its risks and treatments. Greet participants and engage in positive conversations. 

 

Empower

When you are sick, you might feel helpless. Help us empower those with the disease to get moving and speak up!

WALK FOR KIDNEYS

Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities like distributing food or water to participants or welcoming and registering guests.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Help give others hope by sharing your story and experience. Whether you are living with kidney disease, a caregiver, dialysis patient, recipient or donor, we want to hear from you.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Liking and sharing the NKFI’s posts or events may seem simple, but helps us to broaden the impact. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date. 

 

To become a volunteer or get more information on the above opportunities, please fill out our online formclick here to print an application to fax or mail to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, or call (312) 321-1500.